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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is running an Among Us stream to drive voter turnout

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 23:41

New York House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is hosting a stream of Among Us to drive voter turnout. ...

Get a job: Join Deep Silver Volition as a Narrative Designer

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 21:27

Volition is searching for a talented narrative designer for the Saints Row franchise. The ideal candidate is adept at interactive writing and storytelling for AAA open world action games. ...

Luna, Amazon's take on cloud-based gaming, launches in (limited) early access

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 20:12

Amazon's freshly announced Luna service is now available in early access, though that doesn†™t mean that the cloud-based game streaming service is open to the general public. ...

Video: The origins of Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 19:04

In this 2018 GDC talk, Ubisoft's Matthew Rose share how a small team approached a mandate to innovate by employing game jam techniques and rapid prototyping to build Starlink: Battle for Atlas. ...

Don't Miss: Crafting Danganronpa to surprise players

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 18:04

The series' writer/director Kazutaka Kodaka dives into his approach to game writing and development in this extensive new interview on the award-winning, cult-hit franchise. ...

Ex-Blizzard devs land $4.7m for new studio Frost Giant

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 16:57

A crew of former Blizzard developers have set up a new studio to develop real-time strategy games, and have landed $4.7 million in seed funding to get the effort off the ground. ...

The Video Game History Foundation is working to save our source code

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 15:34

The Video Game History Foundation (VGHF) wants to save our source code with a new initiative called the Video Game Source Project. ...

French charity steam Z Event raises $6.7 million for Amnesty International

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 14:05

French charity stream Z Event has raised over €5.7 million for Amnesty International, breaking its previous record of roughly €3.5 million. ...

New non-profit Hit Save! wants to help preserve video games and their history

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 13:10

A new video game preservation initiative has been launched in the form of Hit Save!, a registered non-profit dedicated to preserving video games and the history behind them. ...

Q& A: Designing for seasons in bumbling platform royale Fall Guys

Gamasutra - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 12:06

"With Fall Guys, one thing that†™s fun is that we actually want inconsistent difficulty between stages -- we want players to have that 'oh shit' moment when Slime Climb turns up." ...

What happened with Microsoft's Switch publishing experiments?

Gamasutra - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 23:19

This game discovery look examines an interesting area of research - how Microsoft playing nice with other platforms looks to have been an attempt to extend the Xbox ecosystem to those very platforms. ...

Get a job: Join Camouflaj as an Animation Engineer

Gamasutra - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 21:29

Camouflaj, the award winning team behind RÉPUBLIQUE and IRON MAN VR is looking for an Animation Engineer to join us on our next exciting AAA project. ...

Bungie cease and desist pulls Destiny 2 cheat tool offline

Gamasutra - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 20:31

Bungie appears to be arguing that the cheats violate the Destiny 2 license agreement, a complaint sent alongside a cease and desist demand. ...

Don't Miss: How the developers of New Vegas took back Fallout

Gamasutra - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 19:07

In this 2010 chat, Obsidian chief (and key team member on the original Fallout games) Feargus Urquhart discusses his team's approach to crafting Fallout: New Vegas and returning to their roots. ...

Future PS5 updates will optimize cooling based on data from individual games

Gamasutra - Mon, 10/19/2020 - 17:13

Now, thanks to a translation of a chat with 4Gamer (via ResetEra), we can learn a bit more about both how that cooling system came to be and how it'll evolve after the console's November launch. ...


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